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The Genus Nevskia

  • Peter Hirsch


The Russian microbiologist A. Famintzin (1892) discovered a rod-shaped bacterium that was characterized by the formation of a laterally excreted slime stalk. The organism was often slightly bent; during division, both daughter cells continued to laterally produce the slime, which therefore became dichotomously branched. Groups of cells were thus kept together by a disk-shaped or spherical structure consisting of the polymer (Fig. 1). Famintzin (1892) named this morphologically unique organism Nevskia ramosa.


Pond Water Cold Stratum Sodium Sulphide Slime Production Lake Surface Water 
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